Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

- Gyan will be honoured with a Gold doctorate for his contribution to society

- He has been involved in so many social projects, including funding the construction of an Astroturf pitch for his alma mater, Accra Academy Senior High School

Barring any last minute hitch, Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan will be conferred with a doctorate degree from the Alfred Nobel University.

The on-loan Al Ahli striker is set to be awarded by the highly rated Ukrainian University for his overall contributions to football in Ghana and worldwide.

Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

Asamoah Gyan inspects the Astro Turf at Accra Academy

YEN checks indicate that 31-year-old striker’s exploits have been duly recognised by the Alfred Nobel University, who want to award him with a Gold doctorate degree.

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In an interview with YEN, Gyan said: "It's good somebody is out there recognising what I'm doing. I feel honoured [by this gesture]. Before, I thought I was just doing it for God, but human beings on this earth have also recognised it.

"I feel honoured, and I can't wait for the day [I will be honoured as Dr Asamoah Gyan]," he told the media after inspecting the progress of the Astroturf pitch at his alma mater, Accra Academy.

He will now join the likes of Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh and President Akufo-Addo who have all been honoured with doctorate degrees by the Alfred Nobel University.

The event will be held at the Faculty of Law of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on July 8, 2017.

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Meanwhile, the Black Stars skipper on Thursday visited his alma mater, Accra Academy High School, to inspect the state of the AstroTurf pitch he is constructing.

He was there with representatives from Alfred Nobel University, to inspect how work on the pitch has been going.

Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

Gyan takes photo with students of Accra Academy

"As you can see, everything is almost done, we have just some finishing touches to do before we do the commissioning," Gyan said while interacting with the media.

"I think they have done an incredible job. Personally, I came to inspect it and everything is under control. So I'm very happy for myself for what I have done.

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"Sometimes when I pass and I see these things I feel proud of myself. You know, I feel like I'm blessed."

Gyan completed Senior High School education at Accra Academy, and he insists he feels proud of what he has given back to the school.

Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

Asamoah Gyan visits Accra Academy to inspect AstroTurf project

He cut the sod for $200,000 project in March last year, and the AstroTurf pitch is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

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